Bhote Koshi River Rafting

At a Glance
  • Duration1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 1400m
  • Group Size 1 - 30 Person
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Rafting
  • Best Season September - June
Trip Highlights
  • Scenic drive to Sukute
  • Lunch at the Bank of River
  • Local Villages
  • Rapids on the Rafting
  • Bhote Koshi River Rafting

The Bhotekoshi River Rafting tour offers some of the best whitewater in Nepal, if not the world. With rapids varying from Class IV to V, there is never a dull moment on this trip. Feel your heart pumping as you plunge in and out of the massive rapids. The Bhotekoshi is for extreme adventurers. Even if it is your first rafting excursion though, you will have an awesome time. It is completely safe, just a bit frightening (aka exciting) at times.

Our departure point is just a day’s drive from Kathmandu. In the morning, we put our rafts in the river and fly downstream. Rugged mountain-like landscapes and forests surround us as we cruise down the river. During the monsoon season, the rapids are even bigger and crazier. Regardless of the season, you are guaranteed to have a soaking-wet good time. Afterward, we transport you back to Kathmandu for your next adventure.

Do note that there are numerous ways to extend this adventure. Combine our rafting trip with paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle safari, and/or a trek. The Bhotekoshi is located right by the famous bungee jump spot in Nepal, and we strongly recommend checking it out for the ultimate few days of thrill. Let us know your interests and we will manage the perfect combination package for you!

Our crew is experienced and well-versed in rafting the Bhotekoshi. Though the rapids can be frightening at times, we follow all standards and procedures. You are safe in our hands, as your well-being is our highest priority.

If you would like to extend the excursion to make it two days, let us know. You can spend a night under the stars at Lamosangu, on the banks of the river. Relax to the sound of the water as it moves over boulders and carves along the riverbanks. Listen to the birds chirping and enjoy a tasty dinner prepared by our experienced chef. As you go to bed, look up at the twinkling stars. There is little light pollution in the area, so the stars are extra clear here.

Bhotekoshi River Rafting can be experienced by adventurers of all ages. River rafting requires no previous experience, just a desire to have some fun. However, it is not recommended to know how to swim well before taking on this adventure. Rafting can be done all throughout the year. Even during monsoon season, the rains bring even more thrilling rapids. Breeze Adventure arranges the rafting excursion with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

The package begins and ends in Kathmandu. However, we can arrange to transport you from Pokhara to the river and back, just let us know!

Best time for Bhote Koshi River Rafting

The best time for Bhotekoshi River Rafting is April - October. This time provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to any rafting lover. April through August brings warm weather in Nepal, so it feels amazing to cool off in the glacier-melted water. From April to May, the rapids won’t be as fast compared to the monsoon time, but the excitement is nearly the same. The monsoon in Nepal starts from the first half of May until half of September. During this time, the river will be full of water, the rapids will be more intense, and the river will be more fun in general. In September and October, the water level is perfect for rafting. Also, the weather is perfect in this period – not too hot and not too cool. The best months for Bhote Koshi River Rafting are April, May, September, and October. 

Bhotekoshi River Rafting Difficulty

The difficulty of Bhotekoshi River Rafting depends on the time of the year. During October and November, it is a grade 4. The grade is higher during monsoon season, so beginners (or those looking for a milder experience) usually go before or after the monsoon season. If it is raining during your scheduled trip, it is recommended to wait until the rain fully stops. Also, if you are in Nepal during monsoon season, but still prefer a relaxed rafting trip, we will help you pick a river whose rapids are calmer. Our company will inform you of the right time and place for your rafting desires.  

Where is the Bhotekoshi River?

The Bhotekoshi River flows from Lumi Chimi Lake, high on the Tibetan side of the Himalayas, and ends when it meets the Sun Koshi River in the village of Bahrabise. The river is made from glacial melt in the Himalayas. Our drop-off point for the Bhotekoshi River Rafting is about a 3-hour drive (78 kilometers / 48 miles) northeast of Kathmandu, in a town called Lamosangu. The rapids will give a thrill to any whitewater rafting lover. The total length of the river is 95 kilometers (60 miles), but on our one-day excursion, we only do a portion of the river – to Dolalghat.

Tell us before Bhote Koshi River Rafting

It is better to let us know if you can swim or not. It is better that we know about it so we can tell our guide to guide you more closely. Sometimes during the trip, the boat might flip due to the rapids, so our guide can give priority to beginner rafters. 

Bhote Koshi River Rafting Cost

The regular cost for Bhote Koshi River Rafting is $ 65 USD. If you want to do the multi-day trip with tented camping, the cost will be a bit higher. Also, if you want to use private transportation, the cost will increase a bit.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • All ground transportation.
  • Government-authorized experienced guide.
  • Insurance, food, and wage for the guide.
  • Hygienic lunch during the excursion.
  • Rafting equipment (rafts, life jackets, wetsuit during winter, safety equipment, etc.)
  • Safety Kayak
  • River Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Personal Insurance
Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
1 pax
2 pax
3 - 10 pax
11 - 30 pax
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